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Ashes 2013 Scorecard: Video Highlights, Session Recap from Day 5 at Old Trafford

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 05:  Alastair Cook, captain of England celebrates with fans after England regained the Ashes during day five of the 3rd Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground on August 5, 2013 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
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Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterAugust 5, 2013

England have retained the Ashes for a third series in a row, wrapping it up after just 14 days of cricket after the third Test at Old Trafford ended in a draw.

But despite the headline result from Manchester, it was a damp squib of a result as the rain came to the aid of the hosts, denying Australia the chance to bowl them out when they had the match by the scruff of the neck.

England were 37-3 when the last ball was bowled, still 297 runs adrift of the target Australia had set them after an overnight declaration.

But the luxury of escaping Old Trafford with the draw and the urn was earned by two early victories in the series, one in which they had to hold their nerve and another in which they steamrolled their opponents.

The full scorecard can be found at the bottom of the page.

 

Morning session (England 35-3)

Rumour had it that England arrived late to the ground, not expecting the weather to brighten in time to play.

True or false, they certainly had an air of a team not ready for the challenge as the game began half an hour late and Australia came out guns blazing.

Alastair Cook fell for a duck, Jonathan Trott glanced a ball fine to wicket keeper Brad Haddin, and Kevin Pietersen was bested by a faint outside edge.

Joe Root (dropped by Michael Clarke in the slips) and Ian Bell made it to lunch, but England looked rattled, and concerned at having to survive another two sessions of an Australian onslaught.

 

Afternoon session (England 37-3)

Just three balls were possible in the afternoon session, which began a little bit later than planned because of rain, and was swiftly cut short altogether when the showers returned.

Bell gloved a short ball out towards the slips and gully when Peter Siddle dug one in back of a length, but the attention his fingers needed only delayed the play further. The tourists spent a long while looking up at the skies hoping for the conditions to turn, but there was to be no let up of the rain.

 

Evening session (England 37-3)

No further play was possible - and at 16:40 the match was abandoned. The hosts can now no longer be beaten, and as the current holders of the urn, they will keep the trophy for a third straight series even if Australia win both remaining Tests.

 

 

Here's the third Test scorecard, courtesy of the BBC:

Australia 1st innings 527 for 7 declared (146.0 overs)

   RunsMinutesBalls4s6s
Watsonc Cookb Bresnan19804920
Rogerslbwb Swann84172114140
Khawajac Priorb Swann1271900
Clarke b Broad187439314230
Smithc Bairstowb Swann8928619680
Warnerc Trottb Swann5151010
Haddinnot out 651669960
Siddle b Swann14600
Starcnot out 66857190
Extras2nb 2w 0b 6lb10 
Totalfor 7527(146.0 ovs)
BowlerOversMaidensRunsWickets
Anderson33.061160
Broad33.061081
Bresnan32.061141
Swann43.021595
Root4.00180
Trott1.0060
Fall of Wicket 
76Watson
82Khawaja
129Rogers
343Smith
365Warner
427Clarke
430Siddle
 

England 1st innings 368 all out (139.3 overs)

   RunsMinutesBalls4s6s
Cookc Haddinb Starc6223217770
Rootc Haddinb Siddle8965710
Bresnanc Haddinb Siddle1161500
Trottc Clarkeb Harris5473200
Pietersenlbwb Starc113312206122
Bell b Harris60150112101
Bairstowc Watsonb Starc22705130
Priorc Warnerb Siddle301389840
Broadc Haddinb Lyon32646670
Swannc Haddinb Siddle11121111
Andersonnot out 3341300
Extras1nb 0w 3b 17lb21 
Totalall out368(139.3 ovs)
BowlerOversMaidensRunsWickets
Harris31.09822
Starc27.05763
Lyon35.012951
Watson15.07260
Siddle29.37634
Smith2.0060
Fall of Wicket 
47Root
49Bresnan
64Trott
110Cook
225Bell
277Bairstow
280Pietersen
338Broad
353Swann
368Prior
 

Australia 2nd innings 172 for 7 declared (36.0 overs)

   RunsMinutesBalls4s6s
Rogersc Priorb Broad12252310
Warnerc Rootb Bresnan41795750
Khawaja b Swann24773820
Watsonc Pietersenb Bresnan18302410
Clarkenot out 3011833210
Smithrun out (Prior) 19251902
Haddinc Broadb Anderson811910
Starcc Swannb Anderson11171110
Harrisnot out 01119400
Extras0nb 3w 4b 2lb9 
Totalfor 7172(36.0 ovs)
BowlerOversMaidensRunsWickets
Anderson8.00372
Broad7.02301
Swann15.00741
Bresnan6.00252
Fall of Wicket 
23Rogers
74Warner
99Khawaja
103Watson
133Smith
152Haddin
172Starc
 

England 2nd innings 37 for 3 (20.3 overs)

   RunsMinutesBalls4s6s
Cooklbwb Harris010900
Rootnot out 13935710
Trottc Haddinb Harris11452710
Pietersenc Haddinb Siddle8171610
Bellnot out 4141400
Extras0nb 1w 0b 0lb1 
Totalfor 337(20.3 ovs)
BowlerOversMaidensRunsWickets
Harris7.03132
Starc4.0260
Watson2.0200
Lyon3.0080
Siddle3.3081
Clarke1.0020
Fall of Wicket 
0Cook
15Trott
27Pietersen

Here's how the final day unfolded:

 

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